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Crash alert: Passenger killed, driver arrested in Williamson County ATV accident

by Ponce Law | November 30th, 2020

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – A young man was arrested and charged following a deadly crash involving an ATV in Williamson County last week, according to WKRN.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the 8000 block of Shoals Branch Road at about 5:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Investigators determined that 19-year-old Kameron Harris-Lusk was driving an ATV when he drove off the road and crashed into two trees. One of the two passengers in the vehicle was killed. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Elijah Sullivan of Fairview. The other passenger was not hurt.

According to the THP’s accident report, Harris-Lutz, a Primm Springs resident, was drinking alcohol before the crash.  He was charged with vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment.

WKRN reported that Harris-Lutz was a walk-on with the University of Tennessee at Martin football team in 2019.

If you were hurt or if you lost someone you love in an accident involving an ATV, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville motor vehicle accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: 2 children hit by pickup while helping father push ATV

by Ponce Law | November 10th, 2020

JACKSON COUNTYH, TN – Officials said two children were critically injured in an accident involving a pickup truck and an all-terrain vehicle in Jackson County, WKRN reported.

The children, ages 7 and 11, were helping their father push the ATV Sunday afternoon after it became disabled on Stacy Cemetery Lane, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The driver of the pickup struck the ATV and the children at about 1:30 p.m., pushing the vehicle off the road. The children were airlifted to a hospital, where they were listed in critical condition. The pickup truck driver was not hurt.

When you or a family member have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs. At Ponce Law, we have worked diligently to help thousands of injury victims. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Who Can Be Held Liable for ATV Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | October 28th, 2020

Fall is here, and that means there’s no better time to ride an ATV through the beautiful Middle Tennessee landscape than right now. But it’s important for all ATV owners and riders to remember that these vehicles aren’t toys. When they aren’t treated with respect and extreme caution, serious injuries can and do occur to both drivers and passengers.

But what happens when someone is injured in an ATV accident—especially if it wasn’t their fault? At Ponce Law, we build claims for those victims just as we do for people who are hurt in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and other vehicle accidents. That means we collect evidence to prove who was at fault, determine how much money our client is owed, and demand full payment from the insurance company.

Liable parties in ATV accidents can include:

  • ATV drivers—Many ATVs can comfortably seat two or even three people. Some utility ATVs even have backrows with seating up for four or more passengers. Those passengers trust the driver with their safety and even their lives, and when drivers fail to observe basic safety precautions, they can be held liable if they crash.
  • Passengers—Passengers aren’t always innocent after crashes. Sometimes, passengers do things that distract or interfere with drivers’ ability to safely control their ATVs. Common examples would be pulling on the handle bars or steering wheel or pushing/pulling drivers unnecessarily while the vehicle is in motion.

These are just two common examples. Other potentially liable parties include vehicle drivers, pedestrians, private landowners, and even governmental agencies. If you or someone you love was hurt in an ATV crash, contact our Nashville ATV accident lawyers today for a free consultation.